Luxury ice cream producers, Mackie’s of Scotland have recently taken delivery of a brand new shrink wrapping machine from British manufacturers, Shrinkwrap Machinery Co Ltd, based in Poole, Dorset. One of a newly designed range of sleeve wrapping machines from Shrinkwrap, Technical Manager Jeremy Frith said ‘we have been designing and building machines for over 45 years and it was a great opportunity to apply all the knowledge we have gained over this period and apply new technologies and ideas to produce something that we believe is new to the market. Not only does this machinery range look very different it also out performs its predecessor in terms of output rates and energy efficiency’.
Rhona Wight is the Operations Director at Mackie’s and she comments; “We were impressed from the first meeting we had with Shrinkwrap Machinery Co Ltd regarding our requirements, specifically their attention paid to detail. The price was also very competitive, hence why we placed an order for two machines to replace our existing equipment on site here in Aberdeenshire.
The shrink wrap machines meet our needs completely and the compact size of the machine gives us more space in the packing area which is an added benefit. Our staff are delighted with new machine as it is so much simpler to use. Our wrapped packs are much better quality and the speed of the machine can now keep up with production.”
When asked about the team at Shrinkwrap Rhona comments “Absolutely great team, nothing but praise for them. Really the whole project has been so straight forward, it could not have been better and we are all looking forward to the arrival of the second machine.”
The equipment is comprised of fully automatic side entry sleeve wrappers with 650mm wide sealing system. Fabricated in Stainless Steel they will comfortably wrap the varying pack formations of Mackie’s take home ice cream products, ranging from their 2 litre tubs through to their smaller trays of individual pots.
The compact heat tunnel has been redesigned with energy efficiency firmly at the top of the agenda. With a 16kw of power requirement the new heat tunnel is significantly more cost effective. The ergonomic design of the wrapper section allows clear view, easier and quicker access for operators and maintenance personnel.
Like Mackie’s of Scotland, Shrinkwrap Machinery is also a family business; established 47 years and specialists in building shrink wrapping and pack handling equipment.